Today my daughter said to me, "God teaches us through lots of different people, sometimes from someone we don't expect." That's just what I was thinking... The author of Bitchin in the Kitchen, a popular blog I discovered recently, tells about her "chance meeting" with an American veteran. I was moved to the core. This… Continue reading How To Change The World
If you are praying for someone who is in bondage, you are engaged in spiritual warfare. It could be bondage to drugs, alcohol, spiritual blindness, pornography, gambling, or something else. There's a long list of chains. "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers… Continue reading Spiritual Warfare: It’s Not For Everyone
About four months ago, I started writing some of my prayers in a prayer journal. This has really helped me to be more "real" with the Lord. These written prayers, while respectful, have been more open and honest and less formal, more like talking to a close friend. At first its was a little scary… Continue reading We Must Be Real With God
The best thing about becoming a blogger is the community of friends I have come to know. I know some of my blogger friends (BFs) better than the friends I actually live around! I sincerely love them and care about them. I always thought God's purpose for my blog was to encourage my brothers and… Continue reading God’s Purpose For Your Blog
Did you know that every star you see in the night sky is bigger and brighter than the Sun? The Sun is a dwarf star, but it's much closer to us than the stars we see at night. In fact, the bright star Deneb, which is prominent in the evening skies of Fall and Winter, is 19… Continue reading That’s Amazing!
I paced the floor clutching unpaid bills. Over and over, I thanked God for His promise, declaring out loud: "My God will meet all my needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus."¹ Thirty years ago, we had three young children, and times were tough. Those were the days when I wouldn't dream… Continue reading How To Get Through Tough Times
Paul was languishing in a cold dungeon, chained like a common criminal, and he knew his death was near. "This ancient prison could have been called the “House of Darkness.” Few prisons were as dim, dank, and dirty as the lower chamber Paul occupied. Its “neglect, darkness, and stench” gave it “a hideous and terrifying appearance."¹… Continue reading Fan Into Flames the Gift of Writing